Saturday, September 12, 2009

Joshua is in his element...

You may be surprised to find our most regular Traditional Catholic commentator, Joshua, is currently on his maiden tour of the Eternal City, and, it seems, finding all sorts of interesting places to recite the endless latin psalms in his 1962 Breviary. We got to catch up at the Airport on Monday on his way through Melbourne. He seemed very excited...

He is staying at St Gregory's monastery where I stayed with Cathy and the Interfaith Pilgrimage a few months back.

Check out his travel diary on his blog here.


At Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:25:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

Half his luck! He had the audacity to ask for prayers - I mean, hello? Who's in Rome? Not me.

At Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:27:00 am , Anonymous Gareth said...

A young traditionally-minded Tasmanian making their first pilgrimage to the eternal city and stumbling across the treasures of the historic church's.

Brings back memories.

Thanks Josh for sharing the experience and look forward to hearing more updates.

At Saturday, September 12, 2009 4:00:00 am , Anonymous Anne said...

Louise have been to Rome 5 times in several years and it gets more and more beautiful everytime. St Peters...Oh just to stand under the window where JPII and BXI stand bless. To attend Holy Mass at one of the altars. To visit the tombs of the Popes. to visit the grave where Peter's bones were found.OH goodness nevery tiring.
And then to visit the Church of the Holy Trinity with its massive Divine Mercy image. To visit Trestavere and St Maria Trastevere church. To visit Castello St Angelo (bit hard work) etc.
hoping to go back next year. I love it so much.
But I would also love to visit and stay for a time in Israel. not as a tourist but to sit a rest awhile there. To visit the places Jesus walked. Maybe the Lord will permit that for me.
Good on ya Joshua enjoy it!!

At Saturday, September 12, 2009 4:23:00 am , Anonymous Schütz said...

yes, the last thing I said to him at the airport was "pray for me at the tombs of the holy apostles". I hope he remembers... i had a list a mile long when I went!

But Josh, and especially the members of his family, need our prayers at the moment. And we have the throne of heaven within our reach!

At Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:36:00 pm , Anonymous Louise said...

I'll certainly pray for Joshua and family.

At Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:38:00 pm , Anonymous Louise said...

You are a woman after my own heart (or vice versa). I have never been to Rome or to the Holy Land, but they are two places I would like to go, very much, for the same reasons as you.

At Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:40:00 pm , Anonymous Louise said...

Good to see you here, Gareth! It is I, your Xt3 friend.

At Sunday, September 13, 2009 1:53:00 am , Anonymous Anne said...

I am sure you will Louise. Just ask Our Lady to organise the journey and she is the bestest travel manager you could possibly have. She even finds funds where they are short!!! so hang in there it will happen and when you stand in St Peter's and look at the Holy Father and know he is that close you will really then know that you are home in your faith. You would have no other.

At Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:10:00 am , Anonymous Anne said...

Yes yes yes. I did the scavi tour with a guide alone. He took me to the tomb where the bones of st Peter were found. My guide called Michael said " Anne you are very priviledged only scholars are permitted here" I stood there and couldnt even pray I was so emotional and in awe of this great gift given to me.
That little chapel at the entry above which are the words "Sepulchrum Petrus" is out of this world. I had the most beautiful, heavenly experience, I wish I would share it but can't. It would sound tooooo silly, riduculous and unbelievable and I dont wish to wound the memory of that experience in any way. But it was outa this world!!

At Friday, September 18, 2009 6:32:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

Bless you, Gareth. I promise to make it to the EF of the Mass some time within that time! I may even get back out to the Thursday prayers for mothers and unborn babies.


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